Christmas matched betting

Christmas matched betting guide

The Christmas season is an extremely busy time for matched betting offers.

Christmas special offers

Matchbook – see the Matchbook website for a special welcome offer.

Heads&Heads – new customers get 60 days of premium membership for £2 using code XMAS2

Profit Accumulator – Get 12 days Platinum access for £1

Let’s delve in to some of the best matched betting offers for the festive season.


Betfair Exchange Odds On

Place a back bet (up to £10) on a horse at minimum odds of 4.00.

Get a refund as cash if your horse trades at 1.99 or lower in-play and loses. This offer is available on one selected meeting each day.

This has been an awesome offer for several months now. You can easily back at Betfair exchange and then lay at another exchange for minimal qualifying loss.

Unibet Penalty Payback

This cracking offer is available on English Premier League football matches.

Get a refund as cash on losing first goalscorer, correct score and half-time/full-time bets up to £100 per market on each match – if a penalty is awarded.

Simply back and lay a selection, then hope that a penalty is given in each match.

William Hill

Super Odds Saturday 3pm Treble

Sat 22nd Decmber 2018: Chelsea, Bournemouth and West Brom all to win at 5/1 (6.00). Max £5 stake.

Since the maximum stake is so small it’s best to underlay at the exchange: simply lay your stake plus commission. So assuming you backed £5 at William Hill on the treble, lay £5.20 at Smarkets if on 2% commission.


High 5 – see my William Hill High 5 guide for how to complete this offer.


Scratch of The Day – every Saturday and Sunday there is usually a special offer like bet £X get £Y free bet.


Bet £10 get £5 per goal

Opt-in to the offer, then place a bet of £10 win/£5 each Way or currency equivalent or more on the Festive Football Top Goalscorer market, and receive a £5 free bet every time that player scores during the Festive Football period (2000 hrs Friday 21st December 2018 until 2359 hrs Thursday 3rd January 2019).

There is currently no lay market for this bet, so treat as an advantage play. Get a £5 free bet for every goal your player scorer. There are 4 games during the christmas season.

Your qualifying bet must be placed between 174hrs 16th December 2018 until 1959hrs 21st December 2018.

Your free bet will be credited every time your player scores by 1200 hrs the day after your player has scored.

William Hill terms: Min stake £10/£5 EW. Singles only. First bet on F.F. Top Goalscorer only. 4 day expiry. Player/currency/country restrictions apply.


Wolves vs Liverpool free bet offer

Place a £10 in-play bet at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50) on Wolves vs. Liverpool, get a £5 free bet.

The best strategy is to wait until half-time for your qualifying bet. Then, lay as normal at the exchange. See this In-play matched betting post for how to complete a typical live odds bettting offer.


Double delight/Hat-trick Heaven on selected football matches as follows. See my DDHH guide for the matched betting strategy.

Here is a list of festival football matches for DDHH:


Saturday 22nd DecemberCardiff v Man Utd
Hull v Swansea
Sunday 23rd DecemberAston Villa v Leeds
Everton v Tottenham
Wednesday 26th DecemberFulham v Wolves
Sheff Utd v Derby
Brighton v Arsenal
Watford v Chelsea
Thursday 27th DecemberSouthampton v West Ham19:45
Saturday 29th DecemberRangers v Celtic
Hibernian v Hearts
Liverpool v Arsenal
Sunday 30th DecemberCrystal Palace v Chelsea
Southampton v Man City
Man Utd v Bournemouth
Monday 31st DecemberEverton v Leicester
Nottm Forest v Leeds
Cardiff v Tottenham
Wednesday 2nd JanuaryNewcastle v Man Utd20:00
Thursday 3rd JanuaryMan City v Liverpool20:00
Sunday 6th JanuaryNewport v Leicester16:30
Monday 7th JanuaryWolves v Liverpool19:45



Wolves vs. Liverpool free bet

Place a £10 qualifying bet at minimum odds of 1/3 (1.33), get a £5 free bet.


Soccer Saturday Super Boost

Man City, Chelsea and Newcastle all to win (was 3.00 now 5.00)
Man City to win, Chelsea to win, and Newcastle to draw with Fulham (was 5.00 now 9.00)
Man City, Chelsea and Fulham all to win (was 5.50 now 10.00)

Opt in to the Sky Bet Club offer and place your bet on one of the above price boosts.

Lay the boosts in the ACCAs markets at Betfair or Smarkets. You could underlay, giving more profit if a boost wins, but break even if it loses.

Ensure sure you opt in to Sky Bet Club as this helps reach the £25 target to receive a £5 free bet on Monday.

Ladbrokes and Coral

Spin £10 in shops get £10 online bonus

Ladbrokes (Grid card) and Coral (Connect card) – Thursday to Sunday, play £10 on a selected slot – get a £10 bonus (5x wagering) on Monday for the same slot.


Bore draw refund

Opt in to the offer, then place a £20 bet on either team to win in the Match Odds market at Tonybet. Lay your selection as a standard matched bet. If the match finishes 0-0, you’ll get a free bet refund.

Sat 22nd Dec –  Everton vs. Tottenham
Sat 22nd Dec – PSV Eindhoven vs. AZ Alkmaar
Wed 26th Dec – Leicester vs. Manchester City
Wed 26th Dec – Tottenham vs. Bournemouth
Wed 26th Dec – Brighton vs. Arsenal
Wed 26th Dec – Watford vs. Chelsea

The relevant matches can change at short notice, so please check Tonybet website “Promotions” page.


NBA – Refund if your team loses by 10+ points

Opt-in and place £20 qualifying bet on the Money Line (2-way) Match Winner market on an eligible NBA match. Lay your selection in standard mode (dont’t forget to lay in the 2-way market, NOT the 3-way WDW market at the exchange).

If your selection loses a game 10+ points, Tonybet will give you a free bet refund up to £20. Use any free bets in SNR mode.

This offer applies to pre-match bets on the Match Winner (2-way Money Line market only)

Ensure both your back and lay bets are on the same market. Do not lay at the exchange on the WDW (3 way) market.

Paddy Power

Money back as a free bet if Tottenham beat Everton 
On Sunday 23rd December 2018. Refund as a free bet on losing pre-match bets in the following markets: first goalscorer, last goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, correct score and WhatOddsPaddy markets. Max free bet £10 per customer.

Opt in the offer and place a £10 pre-match bet on one of the qualifying markets. Place a standard lay bet at the exchange. If your bet loses and Tottenham win, Paddy Power will credit a £10 free, which you should lay in SNR mode.

Football 2up – see this guide for how

NFL 14up – similar to football 2up, only on American football and your team needs to be leading by 14 points instead.


£5 YourBet refund offer

MansionBet have recently offered a £5 YourBet refund on a selected Premier League match every Saturday.

Place £5+ pre-match or In-Play YourBet on Bournemouth versus Brighton match (Sat 22nd Dec 2018), and if it loses get a £5 Free Bet to use on English Premier League football.

To create YourBet, go to the Bournemouth match on your mobile, tap ‘Toggle ON to create YourBet’ and then choose up to 6 selections such as Match Winner, Total Goals, Corners and Bookings. YourBet odds are automatically calculated and shown in your betting slip.


First five minutes payout

Get paid out if your team score first in the first five minutes (regardless of the match result)

Opt in and place a pre-match qualifying bet (up to £1,000) on the Match Odds market. Lay in standard mode at the exchange.

The selected matches are displayed below. Bets on the draw do not qualify for this offer.

If your team scores first in the first 5 minutes (up until 4 miinutes and 59 seconds), you get paid out as a winner regardless of the result.

Fri 21 Dec – Wolves vs Liverpool
Sat 22 Dec – Arsenal vs Burnley
Sun 23 Dec – Everton vs Tottenham
Wed 26 Dec – Fulham vs Wolves
Wed 26 Dec – Sheffield United vs Derby
Wed 26 Dec – Brighton vs Arsenal
Wed 26 Dec – Watford vs Chelsea
Thu 27 Dec – Southampton vs West Ham
Sat 29 Dec – Liverpool vs Arsenal
Su 30 Dec – Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Mon 01 Jan 2019 – Everton vs Leicester
Mon 01 Jan 2019 – Nottingham Forest vs Leeds
Mon 01 Jan 2019 – Cardiff vs Spurs

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